Who is your Favorite Western Leading Lady ?

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Who is your Favorite Western Leading Lady ?

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Mine is a Redhead from Ireland. I guess it is permissable to have someone else as your favorite. :wink:
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Yes, Maureen O'Hara was one of the most gorgeous ladies of the Classic Era and the Queen of Technicolor and Pirate films too! Her films with John Wayne & John Ford are unforgettable.

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feaito wrote:Yes, Maureen O'Hara was one of the most gorgeous ladies of the Classic Era and the Queen of Technicolor and Pirate films too! Her films with John Wayne & John Ford are unforgettable.

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Western Leading Ladies

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I think Anita Morris would have been great in Westerns, at a Dance Hall Gal. On the other hand today's few Film Western are not to my liking, so I am so that she would have been wasted. :wink:
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In viewing my new Western Encore channel, I have revisited so many old westerns. The leading ladies are always different, but some are repeated in several movies. Only a couple of them are well known today, like Jeanne Crain, but for the most part, they stayed in 'B' westerns and film noir most of the time. Here are some:

Mara Corday
Audrey Dalton
Rhonda Fleming
Lee Meriwether
Julie Adams
Terry Moore

These ladies were not big parts of the picture, they were usually there in the beginning and end mainly, sometimes available to patch up a wound in the middle, but their presence was always known and felt, because you knew the hero was trying to get back to her (whoever she was).

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Hmmmm....I wonder who that certain redhead could be :?:

I enjoyed the following unique ladies of the west:

Gail Russell in Angel and the Bad Man

Claire Trevor as "Dallas" in Stagecoach

Olivia de Havilland in The Proud Rebel

Marilyn Monroe in River of No Return

Ava Gardner in Ride, Vacquero! and Texas

Olivia de Havilland in Santa Fe Trail, They Died with Their Boots On and Dodge City

And that certain redhead in Rio Grande and McLintock!

I will probably include Barbara Stanwyck in The Furies and Forty Guns, once I've finally seen them.
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It would have to be Barbara Stanwyck for me. If you've seen her in Forty Guns and then seen how that role morphed into her role in the Big Valley as the family matriarch, you know what a strong character she portrayed.
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